FAI Junior cup dreams end for Roscommon and District League sides

Nov 6, 2023 12:50 By Shannonside Sport
FAI Junior cup dreams end for Roscommon and District League sides
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Ballinasloe Town and Moore United bow out of FAI Junior Cup

The FAI junior cup third round saw no joy for the Roscommon and District League sides.

Ballinasloe Town bowed out following a 1-0 defeat away to Sligo Leitrim Super League side Strand Celtic Strand Celtic. It was a hard fought game that could have been won by either side.

Meanwhile, Moore United and the Mayo Super League side Manulla United were involved in a five goal thriller at Moore.


On a day, where the Mayo goalkeeper was absolutely inspired, Manulla came out on top on a 3-2 score line.

Moore started on the front foot and should have taken an early lead. However, a quick break from the visitors resulted in Cian Benson scoring with just five minutes played.

The Manulla keeper denied Moore an equaliser with three excellent saves. Just before the break Shea Benson took advantage of hesitancy in the Moore defence and gave his side a 2–0 half-time lead.


It got worse for the home side when Cian Benson volleyed a third on 65 minutes. However, Moore never gave up. Charles Nevin and Josh Lennon pulled two back with eight minutes remaining.

Moore were sure they had an equaliser in the last minute but somehow the keeper and a defender cleared the ball off the Manulla goal line.

Roscommon & District League Round-up


In the only game played in the Premier Division, Ballaghaderreen had a surprising 7–0 win over C P Ajax at Tarmon. Ballaghaderreen raced into a 4–0 lead and the game as a contest was over by half-time.

Tom Ward scored four with Danny Browne, Leon Sinnott and Oisin Horan adding one each for the winners. Ballaghaderreen and Boyle Celtic share top spot in the Premier Division.

In Division 1 North, Dunmore Town go top of the points table but there is a long way to go. Dunmore Town beat Glen Celtic 3–2 at Dunmore.


A fast and frantic opening 25 minutes saw Dunmore go 1–0 up through a 20-metre Padraig Martyn strike.

The Glenamaddy side were level 10 minutes later through Michael Heneghan. Gavin Hegarty scored a second for Glen Celtic five minutes later. Whereas, Padraig Martyn levelled the game just before half-time.

Early in the second-half Shane Davis fed Declan Forde with an excellent through ball. Forde raced through and slotted home the winner.


Ballymoe FC beat Ballaghaderreen second side 4–1 at Ballymoe. Damien Goggins and Eoin Morgan gave Ballymoe a 2-0 half-time lead. Paul Flanagan and Eoin Morgan added two more in the second-half with Josh Carney replying for Ballaghaderreen.

The Cloonfad v Kilkerrin United game was postponed due to bereavement.

In Division 1 South, Skyvalley Rovers went top of the table, but have more games played than the chasing pack.

Skyvalley scored a 3–0 win over Rahara Rovers at Taughmaconnell. In a really hard fought and even game Skyvalley Rovers were 1–0 ahead at the half-time thanks to an Eoin Keogh goal.

Rahara missed a penalty early in the second-half, which proved costly. Mike Garvey and Cormack Moore added two more for Skyvalley before the end.

Cam Celtic/Dysart beat St Cuans/Ahascragh United 2–1 at Cam. Ben Moran and Doyle scored for the winners and Cameron O Leary replied for the losers.

Women's League Round-up

Boyle Celtic had a hard earned 2–1 win over Ballinasloe Town at Ballinasloe.

The hosts went 1–0 up early in the game through a fine strike from Amanda Lynch. The visitors levelled the game before half-time through Anna McGrath and added a second early in the second-half through Sheridan Takahara. Amanda Lynch came close to levelling the game in the closing minutes but her volley came back off the crossbar.

Kilkerrin United had a 9 –1 win over a very young St Cuans/Ahascragh United side at Kilkerrin. Katie McGann and Mya Grogan scored two each. Aoife Collins, Aisling Walsh Costello, Siobhan Fahy, Samantha Fahy and Sarah Ward added one each.

Shiven Rovers beat Castlerea Celtic 5–0 at Newbridge in a game that was much closer than the score suggests. Lucy Dunican gave the hosts the lead on seven minutes.

Ciara Lally added a second and just before half-time Lucy Dunican added her second for Shiven. In the second-half Sarah Gavin and Ciara Lally added two more with Ruby Glynn replying for the Castlerea.

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